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Nov

16

2014

“Bonjour, pouvons-nous nous installer à une table, s'il vous plaît?”

“May we sit at a table, please?”

A recent trip to France highlighted for us just how tricky some 'tourist' vocabulary can be.… Read More

Oct

20

2014

“J'espère que tu travailles bien en classe…”

“I hope that you are working well in class…”

This morning we received an email from a listener regarding the verb espérer. The question was a simple one, but the answer is not so straightforward…… Read More

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Jul

18

2014

"As-tu suivi les événements récents en Ukraine?"

"Have you been following recent events in Ukraine?"

We had only just finished preparing this lesson on the fragile situation in Ukraine when news broke of the shooting down of a civilian airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur.… Read More

Jul

04

2014

The word plus: how to pronounce it…

Sometimes pluss, sometimes pluzz, sometimes plu

A listener sent us the following question this morning:… Read More

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Jun

06

2014

“C'est confirmé … t'es atteint d'APC !…”

“It's official … you've got CPA !…”

Our new lesson focuses on a modern-day affliction that more and more people seem to suffer from.… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 198, Level: Intermediate

Je viens chercher mon fils!

One of our listeners was taking up a position as a teacher in a pre-school in France and asked if we would put together some expressions and vocabulary that might be used in a dialogue between the teacher and a parent. Let’s consider one such conversation.

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Lesson no: 197, Level: Intermediate

Quand ‘l’Afrique’ a gagné la Coupe du Monde!

Our lesson this time goes back to a joke made by chat-show host Trevor Noah last summer, following the World cup. The only thing is, some people didn’t find his joke funny at all, not least the French ambassador in Washington. So what was it all about, again? Let’s start, as usual, with a conversation to put things in context.

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Lesson no: 196, Level: Intermediate

Le Président Macron réinstaurera le Service national

Our conversation this time focuses on President Macron's plan to reintroduce national service in France. Some people are wondering if he is the right man to decide on such matters, given that he himself is the first French president not to have done military service.

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Lesson no: 195, Level: Intermediate

La présidence Trump approche des élections de mi-mandat

The Trump presidency is nearing the mid-term elections in November. Mr Trump – arguably more than any other American president – has polarised opinions. Let’s talk about the first half of his mandate and what has being going on in recent weeks.

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Lesson no: 194, Level: Intermediate

France: la réforme de l’accès à l’université

Traditionally, French high school graduates have been guaranteed public university places, regardless of the grades achieved in their baccalauréat. This, however, has resulted in very high drop-out rates. It is hoped that, from 2018, proposed reforms will result in a more efficient means of access to university.

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